A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Robinsonville, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Robinsonville

Our Genealogy Helper for Robinsonville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Robinsonville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Robinsonville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Robinsonville is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

Below are the counties that are near Robinsonville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Robinsonville:

Escambia     (The home county for Robinsonville)
  Atmore   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Flomaton   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Huxford   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pollard   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Brewton   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  East Brewton   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Riverview   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Perdido   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Phillipsville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blacksher   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Little River   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tensaw   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bay Minette   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stapleton   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bromley   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Loxley   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Seminole   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Robertsdale   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gainestown   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alma   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Walker Springs   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Range   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lenox   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Repton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Castleberry   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bermuda   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nymph   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bucks   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Calvert   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Movico   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barry Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Creola   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Axis   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Satsuma   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Uriah   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Goodway   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Megargel   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Excel   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Frisco City   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mexia   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Perdue Hill   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Monroeville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peterman   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Burnt Corn   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Finchburg - Historic   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairford   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McIntosh   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sunflower   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
  Century (FL)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  McDavid (FL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Molino (FL)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cantonment (FL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ensley (FL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ferry Pass (FL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
  Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
  Jay (FL)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pace (FL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Milton (FL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bagdad (FL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Galt City (FL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Robinsonville, see our County-by-County Page for Robinsonville.

Cemeteries Near Robinsonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Robinsonville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Robinsonville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Canoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinsonville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Serenity Garden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Freewill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lucy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Rock Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freemanville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Sardis Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Moyeville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poarch Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Nokomis Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lambeth - Boutwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Judson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Antioch Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Driskell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jack Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flomaton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mize Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Halls Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Robinsonville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Robinsonville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Robinsonville, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Robinsonville.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Robinsonville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Robinsonville.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Robinsonville, with the one closest to Robinsonville listed first.

Perdido   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Robinsonville
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Perdido had railroad service and no post office
Flomaton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Robinsonville
 - Flomaton had a post office and railroad service
Bluff Springs (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Robinsonville
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and railroad service
Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Robinsonville
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
McDavid (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Robinsonville
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - McDavid had a post office and railroad service
Pollard   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Robinsonville
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 133 people in 2017)
 - Pollard had a post office and railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Robinsonville
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Carney   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Robinsonville
 - Carney had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Robinsonville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Robinsonville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Robinsonville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:     Cyndi's



Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Conecuh County:     Cyndi's



Mobile County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County (FL):     Cyndi's



Okaloosa County (FL):     Cyndi's



Santa Rosa County (FL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Escambia County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Escambia County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Escambia County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Robinsonville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Escambia County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Robinsonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinsonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0613, Longitude: -87.4383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robinsonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

- Return to Citation

<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Robinsonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Jan 2019